Recently named a winner in the 2011 "50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading," Ken Lang is a 23-year law enforcement veteran from the State of Maryland who is now an accomplished author. He has served the last 15 years as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Section where Sex Crimes, Robbery, and Homicide investigations have become his forte. A decorated officer, Ken was awarded the William J. Simms Memorial Award, named 1997 Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club, has been issued three unit citations, a Chief’s Award, and was the recipient of fourteen letters of appreciation for outstanding service as recognized by distinguished members of government and civilians alike.
In addition to his current investigative assignment, Ken is also an active Forensic Artist, providing Maryland police agencies with composite sketches, post-mortem and age-enhancement drawings, and skull reconstructions in a variety of ongoing investigations.
It was in March of 2010 when Ken discovered his writing talents. While volunteering at a story telling conference, Ken met Delaware author and ghostwriter, John Riddle, founder of I Love to Write Day, and the two conversed about ways in which Ken could make income writing online content for law enforcement websites. However, when John learned about Ken's vast experience in the Criminal Investigation Division, investigating rapes, robberies, and murders, he encouraged Ken to seriously consider writing true crime books based on those experiences.
By March of the following year, Ken acted on the advise and self-published Walking Among the Dead, a true crime novel surrounding a number of cases he handled when working as a homicide detective. The response was so favorable, Ken went on to write and publish two follow-up books: Standing in Deaths Shadow and Death Comes Uninvited.
Ken’s writing has captivated the attention of a number of prominent figures in the writing industry, including New York Times bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming, who says,” Ken Lang is the real deal—a cop with chops!”
For more information about Ken’s books, please visit his website http://kenlang.weebly.com/books.html.
Ken is still employed as a detective and currently resides in North East, Maryland with his wife, Michele, and three children